Here Are the Lyrics to Miranda Lambert’s ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’
Lambert dropped "It All Comes Out in the Wash" on July 18, giving fans the first full studio track they've heard from her forthcoming new album. Written with Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose, the song's lyrics describe various uncomfortable or awkward scenarios you can go through in life that are embarrassing at the time, dismissing each one with the philosophical observation, "It all comes out in the wash."
Lambert says the lyrics to "It All Comes Out in the Wash" were inspired by a conversation among the songwriters about advice they got from their mothers.
"That’s something that all our moms would say to us when we were little, was to not worry about a stain," she reflects.
“We like to talk about girly things and things going on in life when we write together, so I feel like this song is just kind of a mix of scenarios that all of us have either been a part of, or seen, or you know, something that’s happened in all of our lives," Lambert adds. "Realizing that when you have something in your life that’s a little hurtful, or you know, a moment that you wish would pass, it does all pass. And it all comes out in the wash."
After a season of personal drama that threatened to overshadow her music at times, the lyrics to "It All Comes Out in the Wash" serve not only as a goodbye of sorts to that period of her life, they also serve notice that Lambert is back to making the kind of bravely individual music that has made her one of the most important artists in contemporary country music.
Miranda Lambert, "It All Comes Out In the Wash" Lyrics:
If you wear a white shirt to a crawfish boil / Stonewashed jeans while you’re changing the oil / When you find yourself dating the bridesmaid’s ex / You accidentally bring him to the wedding, whoops.
If you pour yourself a Merlot to go / You dip your fries in your ketchup on a bumpy road / You spill the beans to your mama, sister got knocked up / In a truck at the 7-Eleven, don’t sweat it.
‘Cause it’ll all come out, all come out in the wash / It’ll all come out, all come out in the wash / Every little stain, every little heartbreak, no matter how messy it got / You take the sin, and the men, and you throw ‘em all in / And you put that sucker on spin.
You got frisky with your boss at the copy machine / You drunk dialed your ex-husband, don’t remember a thing / Had a fancy dinner at your mother-in-law’s / Spilled A1 sauce on her table cloth, don’t sweat it / A Tide stick will get it.
And the laundry list goes like this / Every teardrop, every white lie / Every dirty cotton sheet, let it line dry / All the mistakes, all the wild streaks / That’s why the good Lord made bleach Oh, oh.
Yeah, you put that sucker on spin / And around and around and around and around we go / ‘Round and around and around and around we go.
See Inside Miranda Lambert's Amazing Rural Estate